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of the massive meteor that injured nearly 1,000 people in russia last week have exploded online. but it may surprise you to learn that they are not the work of an amateur videographer who happened to be in the right place at the right time. they are actually thanks to the russian dash cam phenomenon. now the how, what and why. >> reporter: they're the videos everyone is talking about. rare images of a meteor streaking over russia. after not once, not twice but many times, all on dashboard cameras, then uploaded on youtube. those videos aren't such a surprise here. those cameras are almost everywhere in russia. and the reason behind one of youtube's most viral phenomenons. russia's lawless roads. they're small video cameras mounted inside the windshield. they capture all sorts of madness. death defying crashes. road rage. the inexplicable. yes, those are cows spilling out of a truck. yes, that's a helicopter. that's a tank. that's a fighter jet. this camera caught a plane crash slamming into the side of the highway. but they're not just youtube gold. these cameras serve an important purpose.
busy but no major stalls or accidents to slow you up. kristen? eric? >> developing news from russia. more than 725 people have been injured after a meteorite over siberia 950 miles east of now last night. video from youtube shows most mostly bright lights before it broke up. the public of injured is grow as if you reports come in from small towns in the area. katie marzullo will have a live more in 30 minutes. >> right now, an elementary school is ready to re-open this morning after a late night shooting left one dead. our reporter joining us live from hillside elementary in san leandro. amy? >> the campus is closed and the kids the be allowed to return to school and there will be a crisis team here if the kid want to talk about what happened on their campus. friends and fell of the victim turn this campus into a memorial last night holding a vigil for the 19-year-old. the college student was shot to death on wednesday night before 9:00. investigators say he may have been playing a dice game on the hillside elementary school campus before he was killed. his mother says he didn't hav
which we'll continue to follow throughout the day. we'll have much more, from russia, coming up later in this half hour. >>> breaking news does not stop there. also from overnight, the nightmarish vacation cruise is finally over for all of those passengers who have been stuck onboard "the triumph." >> some boarded buses for new orleans or texas. while others settled into hotels in mobile, alabama. all in search of a hot shower and warm food. marci gonzalez join us from mobile, alabama. good morning, marci. >> reporter: here it is. the carnival cruise docked. and hours later, all of the relieved passengers were finally off the ship. dry land at last. carnival "triumph" passengers chrissing the ground as they leave what's been their miserable cruise ship prison. >> the sewer kept backing up. people would slip and fall in it. the smell was terrible. >> reporter: the stench and lack of electricity drove many of the 4,000 people onboard to live and sleep in a kind of shantytown on the ship's deck. a nightmare that began sunday, when a fire knocked out the ship's engines, leaving the
on "world news" on this saturday night -- we all remember the amazing shots of that meteor in russia. on dash cams. but tonight, what else those dash cams are capturing. from car crashes to fighter jets to tumbling cows. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. can you start the day the way you want? can orencia help? could your "i
video caught on russia's reckless roads and why it's so easy to get great shots there. >> the growing controversy swirling around the vatican. >>> on oscar eve, the new >> ama: good evening. i'm ama daetz rapper and oakland native mc hammer claims this arrest was racially motivated. he hammer was charged with resisting arrest and suspicion of obstruction. >> las vegas police say 26-year-old ammar harris is a suspect the death in the death of kenny cherry. someone in the car opened fire on cherry, causing him to crash into a cab. at the cab burst into flames killing two people inside. >> police ran out of the $52,000 they had to buy back guns today with people still waiting in line. >>> the vatican is taking aim tonight at unconfirmed reports that it's suggested the pope is resigning so he won't face a scandal over priests charged with abuse, the vatican is arguing the media is trying to influence who will become the next pope. reporter: the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. needs to defend the freedom of the college of cardinals to choose the n
: this sports report brought to you by river rock casino. >> ama: the amazing video caught on russia's reckless roads and why it's so easy to get great shots there. >> the growing controversy swirling around the vatican. >>> on oscar eve, the new >> ama: good evening. i'm ama daetz rapper and oakland native mc hammer claims this arrest was racially motivated. he hammer was charged with resisting arrest and suspicion of obstruction. >> las vegas police say 26-year-old ammar harris is a suspect the death in the death of kenny cherry. someone in the car opened fire on cherry, causing him to crash into a cab. at the cab burst into flames killing two people inside. >> police ran out of the $52,000 they had to buy back guns today with people still waiting in line. >>> the vatican is taking aim tonight at unconfirmed reports that it's suggested the pope is resigning so he won't face a scandal over priests charged with abuse, the vatican is arguing the media is trying to influence who will become the next pope. reporter: the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. nee
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than a century to hit the planet. this one crashed in russia. 1,000 people were injured from shards of flying glass and debris. tonight we have learned there was no warning. more on that from nasa in a moment. we begin with kirit radia in moscow. >> reporter: it came out of nowhere. a bright speck in the sky, soon streaking across the horizon, followed by an almost apocalyptic scene. a blinding flash of light, and then all hell broke loose. [ explosion ] dizzying explosions, shattering windows, knocking these office workers to the ground. these students were lucky, protected by curtains from the flying glass. and these men barely escaped the blast. [ explosion ] in the streets -- pandemonium. terrified residents thought the world was ending. people started to panic. somebody screamed, the end of the earth, he says. the chaos of the meteor captured on cell phones and the dashboard cameras of cars, so popular here in russia. the blast was so powerful, it knocked down a wall at this factory. in all, over 1,200 people were injured, mostly from broken glass. 3,000 buildings damaged, over
california. >>> the new images of the meteor that shook russia, and what scientists are saying about the one we saw in the bay area. >>> a ride on a brand new harley goes awry. how the bike ended up inside this house. >> kind of scary. >> the close call for a family and a young baby after a plane crash-landed >> ama: we're learning more about the meteor that exploded over russia, injurying more than a thousand people. hours later on meteor shot across the sky here in the bay area. hearings the latest. reporter: these are new images of the giant meteor over russia followed by an explosion equivalent to 30 heir row seem ma -- hiroshima bombs. >> something we only saw in the movies, this resident said. never thought we would see it ourselves. one day later, more than 24,000 people mobilized to help repair buildings, replace blownout windows and clean up broken glass. officials say over 1200 peep were injured, more than 4,000 buildings damaged, and more than a million square feet of glass shattered the size of 20 football fields. nasa says it's the biggs meteor to hit the earth in more than 100
that came close to earth, the meteor that exploded in russia and now tonight's breaking news a meteor across the bay area sky. alan wang is live at the space and science center in oakland. alan, a lot of people saw this thing. >> many of those people came to see an asteroid passing by the earth. but instead it has been christmastime for astronomers. >> reports are coming in from around the bay, but mostly on the peninsula. a bright, blue light streaking across the western sky around 7:40. someone claiming to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280 posted this video on youtube. another witness looked at the video and said it is what he saw as well. we caught up with those who saw it in ocean beach in san francisco. >> it was like a flash of lightning. that's basically what it looked like. i saw it twice. he saw it once or twice? >> we just saw two lights basically right over there. >> it was over the whole bay. it was insane. >> apparently there was another bright meteor seen in the sky. maybe not as bright as the one that was seen in russia. >> more people seem to be paying attention
in russia. well, now two meteor sightings have been sighted over the united states. so, experts are racing to create a system that could give earthlings more of a warning. abc's kirit radia tonight from russia. >> reporter: in the skies over california, a fireball lights up the night sky. then last night, a meteor shower in florida. all this after a giant meteor exploded over russia, traveling more than 60 times faster than the speed of sound. exploding in the atmosphere with the force of 30 hiroshima bombs. it's a barrage from space that has everyone asking, are we ready for the big one? some 100 tons of space debris enter earth's atmosphere every day, and while much of it lands in the ocean, experts are on the alert. >> there is a distinct possibility that one of these smaller ones is headed our way and we don't even know about it. >> reporter: they say the idea of blowing up an asteroid like bruce willis did in "armageddon" is hollywood fantasy. even if you could hit the meteor, it's unlikely to stop it. but one prominent group has another idea, straight out of a science fiction movie.
will be picked up by 6:00. and bart and mass transit getting off to a good start. >> in russia, 500 are injured after a stunning meteorite show. it happened 950 miles eat -- east of now. official say most of the injured were hurt by breaking glass. did you hear the "boom"? 14 have been hospitalized. it is believed the meteorite broke apart and fell in several places causing all the explosions. people in the it was a war zone. search teams have found three large pieces of meteorite debris so far and 10,000 police officers are looking for more. emergency officials have not reported any deaths. katie marzullo will have a live report with more in 30 minutes. >> students are ready to return to san leandro school that was shut down while police conduct add murder investigation on campus. amy is live with the latest on that story. amy? >> hundreds of children return here today. to them, this place is school. to friends and fell of the victim this is the place where they lost their loved one and held a vigil for him here the scene school last night. 24 hours after he was killed here. investigators are
the asteroid passed by just hours after the meteor yitd hit russia is just a coincidence, asteroids are rocky objects sometimes big enough to be called minor planets. we also have meteorites smaller than asteroids but orbit the sun. these are small businesses of an asteroid. if a meteor enters and vaporizes it becomes a shooting star but if it lands on earth we can call it a meteorite. that exploded today. check out this map. it shows us a site of every known meteor landing since 2300 bc. wow it's a stunning image. u.s. meet logical society put this together. other thing is that gorgeous warm winter weather. the question will this continue as many of you make your long holiday weekend plans? i'll be back with the accu-weather forecast and a look at live doppler 7 hd. changes in the forecast. >> thank you so much. >> christopher dorner the former los angeles police officer who went on a killing rampage died from a single gunshot wound tolt head according to investigators. they added it appears that wound was self inflicted. dorner was holdup inside of a cabin and died5 fight with deputy autos
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easter. >> russia says there is cleanup after a meteor caused significant dang. [screaming] >> that sonic boom and resulting pressure wave blew out windows, more than a thousand people were hurt. skype differences believe the meteor weighed 10 tons before hitting the atmosphere. authorities are looking for rem nantz but have found no trace. >> experts say there's that connection between the meteor explosion in russia and a fireball sighted streaking croat the southern california sky. someone claimed to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280. experts say it was fire ball and not major event. another meteor landed in the bay area in october and caused a live sonic boom. >> ahead, a record-setting voyage, sailors say it's one of the most challenging sea adjourningies in the world and just ended in san francisco. >>> the prices at the pump went up overnight. when we can expect gas prices to stop climbing. >> leigh: today's 60s, low 70s around the bay area. hope you enjoy it. big change is expected next week. winter returns. winter returns. aan) 3 days of walking to give a breast canc
, the meteor that hit russia and just last night a meteor streaked through our sky. a lot of people saw it. >> reports are coming in from around the bay but mostly on the peninsula. a bright blue strike streaking across the western cy around 7:40 tonight. someone claiming to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280 posted this video on youtube. another witness looked at the video and said it's what he saw as well. we caught up with people who saw it at ocean beach in san francisco. >> it looked like a big, like a flash of lightning. that's basically what it looked like. and it happened i thought twice. he only -- i think. >> at least three times. >> we saw two lights like right over there. >> it shone over the whole bay. it was like insane. >> apparently there was another bright meteor seen in the sky. maybe not as bright as the one that was seen in russia. >> more people seem to be paying attention to the sky after a meteor slammed into russia today. it streaked across the sigh beerian sky and smashed into the earth with the power of an atomic bomb, injuring more than 1,000 people,
coming out of says. you have the giant astroid that came close to earth. the meteor that hit russia and just last night a meteor streaked through our sky. a lot of people saw it. >> reports are coming in from around the bay but mostly on the peninsula. a bright blue strike streaking across the western cy around 7:40 tonight. someone claiming to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280 posted this video on youtube. another witness looked at the video and said it's what he saw as well. we caught up with people who saw it at ocean beach in san francisco. >> it looked like a big, like a flash of lightning. that's basically what it looked like. it was quick. i thought it happened twice. he only -- at least three times. >> we saw two lights like right over there. >> it shone over the whole bay. it was like insane. >> apparently there was another bright meteor seen in the sky. maybe not as bright as the one that was seen in russia. >> more people seem to be paying attention to the sky after a meteor slammed into russia today. it streaked across the siberian sky and smashed into the
. >> and the new details about the meteor that exploded over russia just as new shooting stars streak across the sky here in the u.s. >>> new at 11:00, a san francisco artist made sure a musical adventure went out in he played his last tune on an old baby grand piano on a cliff over looking half moon bay. he has been given concerts for weeks, but the city shut him down. he set the piano on fire and then kept playing through the flames. >> things like this bring people together and it is wonderful. the burning of the piano is challenging. i have a couple of ideas and i feel good about it. >> the city claimed she didn't have the proper permits. he may use some of the charred bits in a structure. for the last several months a popular fruit has been at the center of a weight loss craze. some bay area experts are cautious about the actual affects on the body. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> you may have seen rasberry-based supplements popping up on shelves. it stems in part from studies that suggest a key ingredient could hepburn fat. -- help burn fat. >>
later at 5:00. >> we want to take you back to our top story immediateorite explosion over russia. >> came out of nowhere. blinding light streaking across the sky, and then... shock wave. the blast shattering windows and knocking down a wall. witnesses thought they were under attack. they're bombing this man says, and on the streets, chaos. scientists say this was the biggest meteor in over a century, 7700 tons much of it burned upaq!añ but flagments slammed into the ground and smashed into a lake. >> it's no small he skprent shows you the destructive nature of the objects. >> what nasa says it was not was part of this asteroid. it buzzed clo to earth today. 100 tons races towards earth every day. national safety counsel estimates you're twice as likely to be struck by lightning than hit by an asteroid but three times more likely than being injured by fire works. 20,000 troops have been sent to help residents. those people are spending a night without windows temperatures in that part of russia are well below zero tonight. >> a giant asteroid talking about has nothing to do with
that came close to earth. meteor exploded over russia and the meteor streaked across the bay area sky. >> reports are coming in from around the bay but mostly on the peninsula. a bright blue light streaking across the western sky. someone claiming to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280 posted a video on youtube. another witness said it is what he saw as well. we caught up with people that saw it at ocean beach in san francisco. >> it looked like a flash of lightning. it was quick. it happened i thought twice. >> we saw two lights, right over there. >> the whole bay, it was crazy. >> apparently there was another bright meteor seen in the sky. maybe not as bright as the one in russia. >> more people were paying attention to the sky after a meteor slammed into russia. it smashed into the earth with the power of an atomic bomb, injuring a thousand people. nasa says the meteor was the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles an hour. >> the repeat occurrence, it definitely has me up here. >> what do you know about asteroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> another aste
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this morning either. >> in russia, it's literally raping from the sky. what we think might be a meteor shower has hit this part of the country. i mean, right now some devastation from what we're hearing. lots of cars with busted out windows and lots of homes with busted out windows. >> at least is always the key word. 250 people injured because they were hurt by that glass, they were cut by all that glass shattering in the midst of all this. this is something you would see out of a movie, but we'll keep an eye on that for the rest of the morning. >> no school for them and they're in the cold right now, which is not good news. >> weird news from space. everyone take cover in you have to today. >>> "world news now" ♪ skinny, so skinny >>> come on, willis. >> skinny in the house! >> all righty. let's get through them. okay, so we all remember the nightclub brawl that chris brown and drake had last june. now the two of them are at it again, but in the courtroom. they have both decided to sue each other, and by the way, the french model, we're not sure if it's a man or woman, is also suing the b
people recovering after a t exploded and crashed to earth in russia. that is the blast. it was so loud some russians thought it was the end of the world, it exploded above ground in siberia. scientists sate had the force of 20 atomic bombs. 1,000 people suffered injuries most because of glass from shattered windows. ,000 buildings were damaged as well. and part of the roof collapsed. >> it set off a sonic boom. and anything that passed is going to feel that and shake. >> the meteor going about 33 miles per hour the largest chunk left a hole in the ice. >> it's just staggering you can't help but watch and wonder could that happen here? odds are quite small that a space object will strike your town but this map shows every is filled out. >> that is more than you'd like to think. >> yes. i,q watching that video two things cross your mind of course you just said can it happen here? who is going to pay for it? for homeowners there is good news. individual yes coming out of russia is stunning. it's not very likely your home will be hit but this crash does bring up the question, 5k the spoke
on on national tv. david? >> bazi kanani from south africa. >>> and from russia this evening, the fall-out from the massive meteor. that came crashing to earth. tonight we learned it was traveling 46,000 miles per hour when it crashed. and this evening, people on the internet looking to make money off their supposed meteoric finds. here's kirit radia. >> reporter: the meteor exploded in midair. the force of 30 hiroshima bombs, scattering glass across the region. and also scattering valuable fragments, worth big money for anyone who finds them. tonight scientists have confirmed the first fragment found near this hole in a frozen lake where a big chunk landed. meteor debris is worth $100 to $100,000 depending on size. already so-called meteor pieces are showing up on ebay, this one going for $490. this one for just under a thousand. notice how they don't look anything alike. so that's it, huh? this man found a tiny rock he thinks was part of the meteor. he says he found it on that frozen lake. the hole became something of a tourist attraction, people streaming in to see it for themselves. more co
for the season. vonn will compete in the winter olympics in russia and in the spotlight if reports she is dating golfer tiger woods who is not competing at pen -- pebble beach. >> a five-year-old boy rescued from a hostage situation is spending his first full day with his family. a murdering kidnapper held the child captive in a bunker underground for a week. he is laughing and joking and playing with his family. this is a picture of the five-year-old ethan obtained by abc news. we have the latest on the story. >> it was the happy ending. an entire nation was hoping for this. >> after being rescued from a bunker and unharmed five-year-old, sitting up, on a stretcher, being wheeled to safety. the boy, named ethan, with a mild follow of. >> dix and adhd was held hostage for a week. today his family says he is doing just fine. >> he is happy to be home. he is very exciteed. like i said he is happy to be home and he looks good. >> his great aunt and uncle shared their relief and joy. >> if i could i would do cartwheels down the road. >> residents celebrated. >> we are truly blessed, truly blessed. >
have to worry about close approaches by those objects. >> that is good news. not as good for russia today. the president has ordered aid to be sent to the area and schools are closed because it is zero and the windows are broken. >> right now, nasa is watching for another event unrelated to the meteor, a giant 150' asteroid will fly by earth in the next half hour. observatories around the earth are pointing telescopes in the direction of the asteroid. amy joins us live from the laboratory in oakland where there is a party going on. amy? >> the party will be tonight when we can see it, closest to the earth in the next half hour but we cannot see it. it is so light. the people on the other side of the earth have that advantage. when it arrives tonight it will still be visible. it is close enough to create a lost excitement at the science center. astronomers say this event is what they live for. an asteroid passing so closely to earth. >> it is a big deal because this is the first time an object of this size has come so close to the earth. >> here is a picture of what to expect to see
that exploded over russia's ural mountains and locals are looking for fragments but they are less interested in scientific value and more on how much the pieces can get on e-bay. police have warned the purchasers to watch out for fraud. 1,500 were injured and 46 remain in the hospital today. >> clouds but, still, really is. >> a gray day today. you can see the transition that is taking place to cooler weather and stormy weather. we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms and small hail and snow to 2,000'. i tell you how much if you are headed to the saferrality. >> big profits and big tax breaks how little facebook is paying uncle sam. >> a new policy a big boxcar is making permanent to fend off competition from online >> los altos, antioch, petaluma, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> abc7 anchor is traveling to washington, dc, this week, to interview president obama at the white house. dan's reports live from washington, dc, air tomorrow evening at 5:00 here on abc7. >> look forward to that. race car driver patrick is making history. she has become the first woman to win the pol
after russia imposed an adoption ban to retaliate for human rights sanctions against russia. when she first arrived paul liena cheered. >> she's learning it's forever. and we'll be there when she goes to sleep, when she wakes up. >> authorities allowed about 50 children to go to the united states including paulina. her family's papers received court approval just before the ban took effect january 1. hundreds more adopgsz are still stuck. those families may never see the children again. >> growing up in silicon valley doesn't necessarily mean every student has access to computers but a program is giving students a chance to make their own video games. >> i began this i was really lost. because i've never done programming. >> he is aspiring to become an automotive engineer but the passion now is video games. for five months he and fellow high school senior have been learning how to plan, program design, and produce a video game. is it's a program with their day to show off their work. the goal to help foster interests at an early age. >> making the design of the game to draw it first,
. and more fallout from the meteor right explosion over russia. the hefty price tag after the crash. >>> and a road trip for tackers. what is a group of hackers almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. >> this morning at 8:00 "this week" takes a look at closer proposals made by president obama in his state of the union address. the chief of staff talks about plans to increase minimum wage and expand prekindergarten for all children. can the measures be passed in a time of extreme partisanship. don't miss it on "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up on abc7. >>> relief workers are helping with recovery effort after that meteor right explosion in russia. we are learning just how much
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the meteor explosion over russia. the hefty price tag. plus, a road trip for hackers. what a entrepreneurial group i >> in a. >> carolyn: new this morning thousands are helping with the recovery efforts in russia from the meteor and we are learning how much it will cost to repair some of the damage. [ screaming ] >> carolyn: the sonic boom and resulting pressure wave blew out windows and collapsed doors. more than a thousand were hurt in friday's explosion. 20,000 emergency personnel are on the scene. officials estimate the explosion caused $33 million in damage. russian academy of sciences believe the meteor weighed about ten tons. >> experts are saying there is no connection between the meteor explosion and this fireball spotted streaking across the northern california sky on friday night. someone claimed to have recorded the meteor while driving down interstate 2380. experts say it was a sporadic mete your, into the major event. another meteor landed in the bay area back in october causing a loud sonic boom. >> this could be the road trip of a lifetime for a handful of bay area hackers an
, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. russian officials say that more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. think about that, a million square feet. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. just got to clarify, the meteor rocks that showered my backyard. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast are digging out from yet another big storm. northern new england got the worst of it with some cities in maine battered by nearly a foot of blowing snow. cape cod was hit by 50-mile-an-hour winds and boston buried under a half foot. several inches fell on new york's long island. a brutal two
, from the massive meteorite, just terrifying some there in eastern russia, thought the world was ending. >> and look at that streak. that streak of light in the sky. people did think the world was ending. explosions, sounded like bombs were going off. and right before impact, it was also caught on a dash cam. look at this. it looks like some sort of huge apocalyptic explosion. the brilliant light at this intersection, clearly blinding the drivers. sam will have more. but first, let's go to abc's kirit radia, monitoring this from moscow. kirit? >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. scientists said that this was a big one. and witnesses say they thought they were under attack. a blinding flash of light. a burst of white smoke streaking through the sky. and then, a sonic boom so loud that witnesses say they thought a war had broken out. >> yeah. >> reporter: they're bombing, this man says. 2,500 square meters of window glass reportedly shattered. chaos inside buildings and panic on the streets, as glass and other debris comes raining down. dash cams and cell phones capture the amazing sigh
the rebels, engage deeply in a dangerous war for this region or broker a peace, probably with russia. give the syrian people an opportunity to determine their future and at least in the first stages, assad's likely to be a part of that process. >> congressman engel, is that the choice? >> i think it is. i think it's time to armed the rebels. i think the free syria army needs help. we know who they are. it's time that we make that move. >> i spoke to white house officials about this. they make two arguments against arming the rebels. one, you don't want them to have shoulder-fire missiles because of the threat to aircraft. number two, the opposition is getting what it needs right now from the gulf states. >> well, shoulder-fired weapons, i'm not talking about that. i certainly think there are other things that we can use to get to them. it's never the right time. always a time that could be better. i think we run the risk of seeing assad hang on for a long time. he's a bad player. back in 1979, when his father was in power, countries that aid and abet terrorism, syria was a chartered member
to be adopted by americans, barely escaping russia's new ban on adoptions to the united states. it went into effect on january 1st. part of russia's retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions passed by the u.s. last year. americans have adopted over 60,000 russian children since the end of the soviet union. but russian officials have pointed to the cases of 19 children reportedly abused by american parents. meanwhile, ordinary russians reached out to offer support. one woman gave kendra and jason $1,000 to help cover expenses. another dropped off a pair of warm boots for paulina. finally, authorities agreed to allow about 50 children to travel to the u.s., including paulina. yet hundreds more adoptions remain stuck. those families may never see the children again. as she prepared to leave moscow, paulina was excited. practicing her english, and playing with her new gift. >> she's learning that it's forever and we'll be there when she goes to sleep and we'll be there when she wakes up. >> reporter: when the plane touched down in houston, paulina skaggs was finally home. kirit radia,
of meteorite landed in a room of russia kawshing flashes in the sky and explosion apparently. russian news agency say several people were hurt at school in thinly pop lited part of the region which is about 900 miles east of moscow. so far government officials have not confirmed any injuries or damage. >> surif you are on monterey bay today telling a shark tale that is frighteningly true about a dozen wave riders at moss landing between santa cruz monterey witness great white shark riding the waves and then devouring a sea lyon off the shore this morning. one surfer just out of the water said he saw the sea lions swim past moments earlier. they estimate it was 10 to 12 feet long. word quickly spread miles up the beach where other surfers then got out of the water. >> that is frightening. >> yes. >> well tahoe bartender claims to be a former navy seal and he even says he killed osama bin laden. >> dan is here with aneurysm team investigation. >> i tracked aj dick across the country ask about his outrageous story. talk to you about your navy seal backgroun background. up next. hear fro
a month ago. >> also new at 11:00. fragment of meteorite landed in a room of russia kawsh theshes in the sky and explosion apparently. russian news agency say several people were hurt at school in thinly pop lited part of the region which is about 900 miles east of moscow. so far government officials have not confirmed any injuries or damage. >> surif you are on monterey bay today telling a shark tale that is frighteningly true about a dozen wave riders at moss landing between santa cruz monterey witness great white shark riding the waves and then devouring a sea lyon off the shore this morning. one surfer just out of the water said he saw the sea lions swim past moments earlier. they estimate it was 10 to 12 feet long. word quickly spread miles up the beach where other surfers then got out of the water. >> that is frightening. >> yes. >> well tahoe bartender claims to be a former navy seal and he even says he killed osama bin laden. >> dan is here with aneurysm team investigation. >> i tracked aj dick across the country ask about his outrageous story. talk to you about your
. it was a meteor star, unrelated to the one in russia. >>> we do move on tonight and to south africa tonight, the heartbroken parents of oscar pistorius, now breaking their silence. defending him against the allegations that he murdered his girlfriend. and it comes as a reality show debuts with his slain girlfriend still in it. abc's bazi kanani reporting. >> reporter: the pistorius family coming forward today to defend their world-famous son, sharing for the first time the olympian's anguish. >> oscar, as you can imagine, is also numb with shock and grief. and total pain. >> reporter: that pain, visible when oscar pistorius wept in court yesterday, now facing murder charges and 25 years in prison. police say the double amputee, known as the blade runner, shot his cover model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, in the early hours of valentine's day. his house remains an active crime scene as investigators try to piece together what happened that night. they say neighbors heard arguing at the home just hours before the shooting. a major south african newspaper, reports today, the first neighbor and
and these details are grisly. >> a hunt for pieces of a meteor that slammed into russia last week. >> and we know the cause of a fire that crippled a cruise ship stranding >>> immigration reform won't be easy. a white house plan for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants has drawn immediate fire. more on the political infighting. >> the already heated battle over immigration reforms now simmering when a draft proposal leaked. the document reportedly spells out a plan allowing illegal immigrants to become permanent residents after eight years, expanding the e-verify system and provide more money for border security. backlash is pouring in from republican autos we don't want to give them an advantage over those who came here legally wex think there is a way to do this, still respecting the rule of law. it's clear what the president is talking about does not do that. >> he said no communications with republicans on the issue. >> the white house says the president is supportive of bipartisan efforts claiming the draft only spells out a back up plan promised several weeksing ayes. >> if congress
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looking. >>> there are new details about friday's meteor strike in central russia. scientists are confirming the first fragments of it have been located. they were found near a hole in a frozen lake where a bug chunk landed. some so-called meteor pieces, with no proof they're the real deal, have appeared on ebay. meanwhile, russian officials say more than half of the glass shattered by the mere yor's power has already been replaced. >>> now to the immigration reform. republicans and democrats alike are predicting president obama would fail if he pushes forward with his own effort to overhaul the system. under the white house's plan, illegal immigrants would be able to get a green card in eight years. top republican lawmakers don't like that. >> by giving advantage for those who cut in front of line for immigrant who is came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us he's looking for a partisan advantage. >> the white house says the president would push his own plan only if lawmakers can't get the job done. >>> it was another weekend of deadly viol
to this at all? >> reporter: we are looking for any sort of tea leaves. meteorites hitting russia, anything that might suggest that hillary clinton is running. i think we're going to have a date every saturday to talk about this, dan. what's interesting, a source close to hillary says she is very seriously considering her options. and is interested in a potential run. what i am also hearing is they are looking to see who her republican challenger might be. someone like governor chris christie of new jersey might be a tougher candidate to try and defeat, dan. >> there's reports that if john schriffen manages to score two baskets in the nba all-star game, she will definitely run. reena ninan, at the white house this morning. thank you, reena. >>> time to check the overnight headlines. for that, as always, ron claiborne. >> we begin with new details on the final shoot-out between christopher dorner and police in big bear, california. authorities getting a clearer picture of what went on in that cabin where dorner made his last stand. abc's john muller is here with the latest. john? >> reporter
during the afternoon as the system passes to the north and russia will shabble a few degrees off the temperatures but, still, mild, and partly cloudy with the warmest days still ahead of us, thursday, friday, and saturday. today, not too bad, in santa clara valley with mid-to-upper 60's to 69 in santa cruz and 68 in santa clara, and redwood city and menlo park at 66 and temperatures in the upper 50's to near 60 degrees along the coast and daly city at 57, and near 60 in downtown and south san francisco, and the valleys are in the mid-to-upper 50's. sausalito is cooler at 62. our spread on the east bay shore, look at that, 64 to 65 is all the spread we have for temperatures. more of a difference in the valleys with san ramon cooler at 63 and everyone else is 67 or 68. not much of a spread out of san ramon. you can see extra cloud cover and warmer temperatures. mid-to-upper 40's for the rest of us. cold front moving down. another is behind it. but the one that is further back than that, that could bring us the sprinkles and snow on saturday night into sunday. one model's output but
begin in sochi, russia. but apparently preparations are not exactly running on schedule. vladimir putin just fired a top olympic organizer after hearing about construction delays there. and another big concern, won't be any snow. sochi is in far southern russia. and has been quite warm this winter as it was last winter. putin is promising they'll have a backup plan. i have to believe that means snow. >>> lance armstrong is giving in this morning. at the last minute he decided to come clean to u.s. anti-doping authorities and cooperate with their investigation. his testimony under oath could help him win a reduction in his lifetime ban from sports. >>> and finally, imagine how much money you would have been paid if every time you checked your work e-mail from home or took a call from the boss after hours you got a little cash. a chicago police officer has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he's entitled to overtime pay because the boss expects him to check his blackberry when he's off-duty. at least one expert says -- >> hmm. >> huh. >> maybe it violates federal labor law, which is to say,
his death. autopsy results on the 3-year-old named max are still pending. russia recently banned american adoptions. >>> investigators are getting to the bottom of just what went wrong with the carnival "triumph." a coast guard official says the cause of the fire that disabled the cruise ship was a leak in a fuel tank. the oil dripped on a hot surface and caught fire. the official said that the crew responded appropriately to the fire. >>> the horse meat scandal in europe has now drawn in food giant nestles. the global food company is suspending delivery of all of its products that include beef from one of its german suppliers because they found traces of horse dna in them. among the products, beef ravioli and tortellini. nestle insists there are no food safety issues here. none of the products are sold here in the u.s. >>> burger king is happy to have survived a whopper of a prank. a hacker took over the company's twitter account and announced it had been bought by mcdonald's. the cyber thief replaced burger king's profile picture with the golden arches and posted some obscene m
russia. >> that's incredible. we want to get to this. it's a new website called fake internet girlfriend. it goes on facebook and creates a new girlfriend that >>> this morning on "world news now," a gas explosion and fast-moving flames race through a popular kansas city district full of shops and restaurants. >> what investigators are finding this morning after a fire that burned for hours. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. we'll get to the kansas city fire investigation in just a moment in our top story. >>> also this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, all the dirt in
the dulcet tones of boyz ii men. at least that's what they hope in russia. where the country is experiencing a bit of a crisis. a declining birthrate. so much so, president vladimir putin is calling in the best-selling band for help. he's invited them to perform next week in moscow in hopes of giving russian couples inspiration in time for valentine's day. and they'd better get busy. putin wants three babies in every home. >> boyz ii men is babymaking? >> oh, no, scotty, please stop. josh and sam, you're on camera, behave you guys. >>> finally, everybody, we're going to find out on sunday, who is more sure handed, the ravens or the 49ers? but the big losers during the game could be millions of americans who fumble their phones. i'm guilty of this. new research from square trade finds 23 million americans have damaged their phones or tablets during sporting events by dropping them on the floor, into liquid. >> what, your drink? the sink? >> i have dropped my phone into a drink. >> have you? >> it was once. long story. or a toilet. but we have tips for you to protect your phone. they include k
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